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Fretting question on current 4 string builds - to re-plane or not.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barsymes Cratchnee Feb 8, 2014. 9 Replies

Currently working on a couple 4 string uke builds for my daughters and noticed the tiniest bowing deformity of the fretboards after gluing them on.  I cut the fret slots already.  The bowing is going…Continue

Dueling Banjos - tab for 3 string?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richey Kay Jan 25, 2014. 1 Reply

Anyone have DB's tabbed out or know of a lesson for this.  Just watched the Shane Speal vs PotUSA video and started searching.  Was unable to find.  I'm sure I'm not the first person inquiring about…Continue

Awesome picture given to me by my daughter - had to be shared

Started this discussion. Last reply by Reeds Taylor Mar 27, 2014. 14 Replies

Had to share this picture that my daughter brought to me after dinner last night.  As soon…Continue

How to keep a "floating bridge" from moving around?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Dec 30, 2013. 8 Replies

Currently working on a couple CBG's and am planning on not fixing my hardwood bridge to the soundboard.  Just curious what methods people employ to keep something like a hardwood bridge from moving…Continue

 

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Online Cigar Box Guitar Instruction - One man's journey...plus a review of www.learncigarboxguitar.com

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 4:15pm 13 Comments

This post is in response to the large number of discussions i've seen on where a beginner should learn to play cigar box guitar.

In my experience, there appear to be two types of players (a spectrum in any case).  The first type of musician or instrumentalist are those through whom the music naturally flows.  For some reason these people are born with an innate gift of music.  Instruction means little to this person as they play predominantly by ear and natural ability.  They have…

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"ROUGHNECKS" of the Legacy Builds

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 12:17am 3 Comments

Currently working on builds #3 and #4 simultaneously.  Was planning on just building a 4 string cigar box uke for my 6yo until my 4yo daughter decided she wanted one too, also requesting 4 strings....so...now I'm building 2 at same time and experiencing small scale production.  I have to say, its much more efficient to build this way.  

Anyways, a few firsts on these builds for me.  Firstly, tried my hand at building my own boxes for these and so far so good.  Just cut the…

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"Boomstick" - My First Build

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 9:35pm 1 Comment

Hey all,

Its been a long journey, but I recently finished my first CBG Build (Name: BOOMSTICK)  Sorry about pic quality, taken with phone.  …

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Second Build - Wicker Man

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 9:33pm 0 Comments

My second build - "Wicker Man"

 

So this is my 2nd build, but neck is a fixed mistake from my first build.  Glued up the fret board to the neck and brought from cold garage to my warm (more humid) basement to finish and it really bowed.  Thanks to some advice from Chicken Bone John I planed it down and made it fretless.  Partial through neck design, all screwed, not glued. 24.5 inch scale length.…

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